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Micro UAV perching on a hand for a landing

I would not believe it if I had not seen it myself.


 

 

 

Summary

Micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the size of small birds are a perfect size for working with and interacting with us humans. To be truly useful, they need to be as agile as real birds. The ability of a bird to slow down and perform a spot landing had been an impossible skill to duplicate. Until now!

UIUC Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab (web)

Closed-Loop Perching of Aerial Robots with Articulated Flapping Wings (pdf)

Dynamics and Performance of Tailless Micro Aerial Vehicle with Flexible Articulated Wings (pdf)

Flight mechanics of a tailless articulated wing aircraft (pdf)

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